Jesus was literally “The Man.” The chief priests and scribes asked Him if He was the Christ after they took Him from the area of the Mount of Olives. Jesus spoke in parables throughout His ministry and His answer was perfect.
“If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will by no means believe. And if I also ask you, you will by no means answer Me or let Me go. Hereafter the Son of Man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.” Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?” So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.” (Luke 22:67-70 NKJV)
Just prior to this encounter, those that held Jesus captive taunted Him and beat Him – even His face while blindfolded. Jesus is both awe inspiring and a perfect model of relationship with the Father. He controlled His will and only did what He saw His Father do. This guided His every step, thus fulfilling prophecies and God’s plan for our redemption.
Jesus is The Man we should model our lives after.